African American Employment Plan Advisory Council

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Patricia Santoyo-Marin

Contact Title

CMS-Deputy Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Contact E-Mail


The African American Employment Plan Advisory Council shall examine: (1) the prevalence and impact of African Americans employed by State government; (2) the barriers faced by African Americans who seek employment or promotional opportunities in State government; (3) possible incentives that could be offered to foster the employment of and the promotion of African Americans in State government. The Council shall meet quarterly to provide consultation to State agencies and the African American Employment Coordinator; The African American Employment Plan Advisory Council shall receive administrative support from the Department of Central Management Services and shall issue an annual report of its activities each year on or before February 1, beginning with February 1, 2012.



Senate Confirmation



All members of the African American Employment Plan Advisory Council shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and necessary expenses from funds appropriated for that purpose.


The African American Employment Plan Advisory Council is created, consisting of 11 members, each of whom shall be an African American subject matter expert, appointed by the Governor.


20 ILCS 30/25

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
Dunbar, Sharryon 04/09/2013 Governor Member Sangamon
Burch, William 02/22/2011 Governor Member Cook
Batey, Gloria M. 12/02/2019 Governor Member Cook
King, Maurice E. 12/16/2019 Governor Member Cook
Coverson, Marrice 05/08/2013 Governor Member Cook
Hightower, Andy 01/10/2020 Governor Member Madison
Ford, Kevin Anthony 12/12/2014 Governor Member
VACANT Governor Member
Day, Carolyn 11/22/2019 Governor Member Cook
Sulamoyo, Dalitso Samson 10/05/2015 Governor Member Sangamon
Coleman, Arlene Y. 02/22/2011 Governor Member Cook